CHOOSING INSPIRATION INSTEAD OF PERFECTION

CHOOSING INSPIRATION INSTEAD OF PERFECTION   I used to have a really bad relationship with food, as a child and then as a teenager. Until the 2nd year of university I never questioned my food choices and especially never realized that perhaps I was eating too much, or too often, or maybe at the wrong hours, too spicy or too salty or even to fatty, etc. It simply didn’t cross my mind that my way of interacting with food was so far from what is naturally intended for us humans. When I was a little girl I was very much in love with my dad and… fried potatoes. Believe it or not, I was obsessed with potatoes, in any way

Arugula … 5 ways to enjoy it

I usually buy and eat arugula whenever I find it fresh and crispy in the supermarket, even though the supermarket is not my favorite place for buying greens, fruits or legumes. Unfortunately, I cannot find arugula at the farmers market. Anyway … I just absolutely love this amazing plant, first because it tastes amazing, 2nd because I can combine it with lots of other foods and 3rd because it is extremely nutritious and healthy. When I 1st tasted arugula it seemed a bit bitter to me, because I wasn’t used to its flavor, but after a couple of times I felled in love with it. Taking this into account I have decided to make a small research on this delicious

Orange juice and Turmeric powder… sun in a glass

In the cold season, one of my favorite juices is fresh squeezed orange juice… heavenly delicious! When I buy oranges I follow a funny ritual: I take an orange in my hands, first I check the color, then I gently squeeze it, to be sure that it is juicy, I smell it … and then I finally smile, because each orange remembers me of Christmas holiday, which is my favorite holiday of all, since I was a child. I have always enjoyed the smell and the taste of oranges, as I already mentioned it, but never really enjoyed their texture, I don’t know why, probably because of the layer of skin that covers the beautiful, juicy orange cells. As you

Are PROTEINS giving you headaches?

In front of a good cup of tea, wouldn’t be nice to bring into discussion the very famous protein, in its entire splendor?! A lot of books were written and thousands of conferences were kept and way too many nerves were involved in a topic as beautiful and simple as protein. To start in an optimistic style, we can say for sure that the protein is neither an alien codenamed nor a new brand of shoes. For me this is clear! 🙂 Protein is (according to the dictionary) an organic substance composed of carbon, hydrogen, oxygen, nitrogen, sulfur, etc., which is a part of every animal and plant cell protoplasm, performing various core functions in the body. That being said,

VEGETARIAN or OMNIVORE? … WHAT?! (PART II)

Our daily … MEAT “People eat meat and think they will become strong as an ox, forgetting that the ox eats grass.” — Pino Caruso I will never forget the day of 26th of December, the 2nd day of Christmas, St. Stephen, my grandmother’s birthday, the opportunity to meet with my family: grandparents, moms, dads, aunts, uncles, cousins, nephews and other relatives. What a day! What a holiday! How fun! What preparations! What goodies! What a feast worthy of praise!